Universal Precautions Fall 2014

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Universal Precautions:

Universal Precautions By Manuel Gallegos RN, BSN Personal Care Assistant Class Spring 2014

Objectives:

Objectives 1. Understand Universal Precautions 2. Understand Pathogens 3. Understand the “Chain of infection” 4. Identify ways to protect yourself and others

Universal Precautions: A set of ideas: :

Universal Precautions: A set of ideas: Established to prevent the spread of bodily fluids that may contain dangerous pathogens Based on the idea that all bodily fluids you may come in contact with are potentially infected

What are pathogens? :

What are pathogens?

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Universal Precautions promotes hand washing and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the spread of diseases Assumes that all bodily fluids (For example, semen (sperm), vaginal fluids, saliva, urine, feces, breast milk, or vomit are contaminated

What is the chain of infection?:

What is the chain of infection?

1. Tell your partner two typical sources of infection? 2. What are three common ways infections spread? :

1. Tell your partner two typical sources of infection? 2. What are three common ways infections spread?

How do we protect ourselves?:

How do we protect ourselves? Hand washing Gloves Face masks Gowns

REVIEW: How do we protect ourselves and clients? :

REVIEW: How do we protect ourselves and clients? 1. Explain to your partner in simple terms what Universal precautions are. 3. Examples of possible dangerous bodily fluids are: A. S__ L__ V __ B. U __ I ___E C. F __ C __ S D. B __ O __ D E. B __ E __ S __ M __ L __

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3. Besides gloves , what can we use as a barrier between yourself and bodily fluids? 4. Explain to your partner what is meant by universal precautions. 5. Switch: Explain to your partner: What is the goal of universal precautions?

PLEASE REMEMBER!!!:

PLEASE REMEMBER!!! Assume all blood, body fluids are potentially infectious and protect yourself accordingly

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